lilyofshalott: (Lizzy giggle (iconzicons))

I never do the "Writer's Block" things that appear on the main LJ page . . . but I felt I needed to do this one:

These days, there's a holiday for everything from punctuation to pie. If you could create your own holiday, what would it be and how would you celebrate?

[ profile] ladymoony and I *have* done this. Because we are geeky. (And there needed to be a Who-liday.)

And now I need to finish my tea (or transfer to a travel mug) and head to class.

lilyofshalott: (Lizzy giggle (iconzicons))

Yes, I have a longish "yay-Boston-and-library-school" post I need to write, but [ profile] petitmayfaircat had this on her journal and it was too hilarious not to do.

The Love Poetry Generator—it's Mad Libs does poetry!

This is far too silly. )

lilyofshalott: (The Doctor dances (by lfire1))

I has a comm!!

You know you want to. ^_^

I was wandering about on Ravelry today and found out from the RaveLibrarians forum that CafePress has some very fun things, some of which I think are fantastic:
Library silliness )

lilyofshalott: (Molecular impossibility (by nentaricons))

Happy Pi Day!

To-day's Savage Chickens cartoon is suitably festive. ^_^

In other news, I finished the bobble rows on my knit Dalek. Hurrah! \o/ I won't have to bobble again until the "eye" bobbles (the bumpy things at the top of a Dalek that blink when it talks--what are they called?). I'll definitely be posting pictures in the next few days. I also picked up my tea cosy last night after neglecting it for quite a while--it's amazing how easy the decreases seem since I've been working on the Dalek (the Dalek pattern calls for multiple decreases nearly every other row). ^_^

Speaking of things for the Good vs Evil KAL of Awesome, I may have found a possible Charley scarf! ^_^ It's called "Misty Garden" from the Scarf Style book by Pam Allen. A sample picture can be found here (if you type in "Misty Garden scarf" into your favourite search engine on "images" there are many more pictures in different colourways). It's lovely, but it appears to be lace--one more knitting skill to add, I suppose! I'll probably be posting to who_knits, zagreuswaits, and halfhumandoctor for colourway suggestions.

I'm thinking of making Rose's Doomsday mitts using KnitPicks Swish DK in Bordeaux--it looks like the perfect colour (I also love the "Cornflower" colour--though I've always thought it was "cornflower blue," not lavender). To learn cables, though, I think I might try Fetching in Swish Worsted Clematis Heather. (I love heathers and tweeds!)

And I'm off to continue the practice texture swatch for my cuddly TARDIS.


lilyofshalott: (TARDIS wheee! (spiralsheep))

Psuedo-picspam! It really isn't enough pictures to be a proper picspam post, but the pictures are pretty much the sole purpose of the post . . . and I've probably used too many words starting with "p" in this sentence (9). Anyway . . . on to the pictures (and yes, they're knitting pics)!

yay yarn! )

lilyofshalott: (Coat envy (iconoclast_))

To-day's Savage Chickens offering is a new take on Sonnet 130. Hee!

See the complete Sonnet 130 here.

Why I now have a hard time reading/hearing this sonnet with a straight face: 'Let's all turn to page 53 in our poetry textbooks'. ^_^


lilyofshalott: (Ravenclaw sci-fi (reira_21))

GIP! Okay, I'm really not a Ravenclaw, but I saw this icon on [ profile] hphouseicons and had to use it because the quote is rather brilliant. ^_^

To-day's scarf progress = not so much. I only finished two rows while watching Duty (I love how it just ends--how does Horatio deal with his new situation in life, where does Bush end up, &c.). I really didn't get to work on it at all later, either, because we had Alexander's birthday dinner and then I was packing and such for my conference.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
268 / 676

Which brings me to the second part of this post. We're leaving fairly early to-morrow so I can get to SU by 8:30 (at the latest) for registration and I'll be gone until Tuesday afternoon-ish. I thought I'd post a silly poll so I can have something fun to read when I get back. ^_^

[Poll #1021173]

(Why is the poll font size larger in the entry preview window?) And now I should go to bed. Perhaps I'll read for a little.


(ETA: I definitely clicked "Sparklypoo" instead of "This is not a ticky box." Silly me--I shouldn't be playing with ticky boxes late at night.)

lilyofshalott: (Stonehenge Stairway (by faery_icons))

Scarf progress:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
256 / 676

And for amusement (and to keep this from being solely a knitting progress post) : the Amazing Meganame Generator (snagged from [ profile] petitmayfaircat)!

pure silliness ahead )

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Quickie update:

I forgot half the mechanisms on my O.Chem. exam :'(
It started snowing as I was leaving--YAYness!! :D
The Internet has returned to Seibert :)
I found a hilarious PotO parody of the song "What is this feeling?" Read it--it's hysterical: LOATHING!
Secret Garden's original version of "You Raise Me Up" is rather pretty--it just started playing on my Launch Station and I'd never heard it before . . .

ok--must go to Genetics now . ..


Edit: wow . . . I feel intelligent now--I completely forgot that Dr. Tom had cancelled class for today since he wasn't going to be there--I got to the classroom and saw that no-one was there, then I remembered . . . *shakes head* it's a good thing Fisher Hall is next to my dorm--haha

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Hmm . . . I think I shall update . . .

Friday morning at around 1:00, Richie IMed me saying he was hungry and wanted to get something to eat . . . so he, Sarah, Em, and I went to the Four Seasons diner (its open 24/7) and they got breakfast foods--I got back to my dorm at around 2ish! O.Chem was bad because Blackboard *still* wasn't up, so I couldn't print off the lecture notes beforehand . . . we did more practice problems in Genetics--it took Jess and I about an hour to do one of them (it had several parts), but luckily we're going to finish them up on Monday in class, so we didn't have to do them for homework . . . after Gospel Choir, we went to the "Breathe Step Stomp" step show sponsored by BSU (yay for aliteration!)--'twas rather good, although the music started to get to me after awhile because it was *really* loud (even though we were in the balcony) . . . Erin, Dana, and I watched a few episodes of CSI (Dana has the first and second seasons on DVD) and I caught a rather ironic (yet nifty) image in the final frame of the "Alter Boys" episode . . . then Danielle joined us and we watched The Land Before Time (the first one!) in the Atrium--we were shocked as we watched the credits and learned that the movie was a Spielburg/Lucas collaboration and James Horner did the score (with Diana Ross singing the end title)!

Hardly anything to write about Saturday, since we didn't do anything--I literally did nothing but O.Chem. (and procrastination) the entire day

Today we (the SU Gospel Choir) sang at St. Paul's United Church of Christ (Chris' church)--our Chaplin preached, too, so it was as though SU was taking over the service . . . hehe. We our songs went quite well, which was a very happy thing :) Erin and I didn't really want to go to the caf for lunch, so we made macaroni and cheese, and Dana joined us for lunch . . . I alternatively did O.Chem. and procrastinated . . . and that's about it for this weekend . . .

A Procrastination Acrostic )

I really want to get my paid account (for my many icons and nifty Sarah mood set), but I think I have to pay for my FoJG account this time and I still need to buy Christmas presents (after I figure out what I'm getting everyone) . . . Speaking about Christmas presents, Rehta, Allegra, and Sara (wow, your names all end in "a"!)--could I have your addresses? I'd love to send you cards over the holidays :) So you don't have to worry about random people seeing your address, you can IM me at :D


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I post weird poetic stuff no one understands

why is YOUR livejournal annoying?
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(Except I post long stream-of-conscious-y entries, or ramble on for paragraphs . . .)

Seibert and Hass. had a Trick-or-Treat exchange last night--twas rather disturbing because our Seibert RA's were dressed up and acting insane: I don't know what Laura was supposed to be, but she was wearing a dress and running around; Kevin was wearing a Grim Reaper-type mask, Ryan was dressed as Steve Irwin and was running around shooting people with a little foam dart gun . . . and HR Erin was dressed as a Greek goddess (apparently the patron goddess of ZTA)--and wearing red Clifford slippers . . .

lilyofshalott: (Grobanite)

First, I shall finish writing about yesterday, then I shall explain the heading (as if it needed any explanation . . .):

Dana and Danielle went to see the poet at Charlie's in the evening and I was working on homework. Erin invited me over to the suite to watch The Dark Crystal with Dan, Lori, and her. I guess the only way to describe the movie is "amazingly nifty"--Lori, Erin, and I had never seen the movie, and so we kept exclaiming how cute all the odd little creatures were (especially the dog-like ball of fluff) . . . after we finished the movie, we watched the scene where the two main characters try to leave the dog-like ball of fluff as they go on their quest, but it has a temper tantrum: opening it's jaws WIDE, whining, and beating the ground with its two little feet--accompanied by our hysterical laughter. Dan and Lori then went to the "non-alcoholic block party" hosted by the Student Activities Council or something--Erin didn't want to go, so she came to my room and we watched The Empire Strikes Back, which she'd never seen before (*gasp*!) I managed to keep my quotage to a minumun, and only quoted the essential Han/Leia banter ;D Erin said she got me hooked to the SW saga, so we're going to watch Return of the Jedi the weekend after next (fall break is this weekend!). Danielle and Dana came back at 1ish and we all talked about stuff and amused ourselves by looking up how many people there are with common names at SU--hehe.

Today, Dana was performing with the handbell group at Chris' church and Erin decided (this morning) to gather up a bunch of us and go see her. Dana was soo surprised to see Trout, Sarah, Erin, and I sitting there in the pews. Vicky also sat with us. Trout, Erin, Dana, and I went to "lunch" when we came back at around 11:30ish, but since they had mostly brunch-like things, I had a "second breakfast" of scrambled eggs, cocoa, and bagels with strawberrry cream cheese :) . . . then I worked (or tried to work) on the problem set for O.Chem. . . I went to Erin's to make sure I had the right isomers for one of the problems and was introduced to the amazingness that is her friend's website--it includes a section on how to resist squirrels taking over the world and an amazing "practice" AP English test (which is a hilarious parody) . . . I stared at problem 1 for about half an hour trying to figure it out (I'd already done 2 and 3 because the were easy), then decided I was tired and it would probably make more sense after I took a nap. I did, and it made more sense (and Dana helped me a bit) . . . which brings me to now . . . and I think I shall go to dinner . . .


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[I've decided to go back to my usual font colour . . .]
This morning a group of SAVE/GeoClub people cleaned up our "Adopt-a-Highway" section . . . 'twas a bit scary walking along the highway, but rewarding as well . . . the most interesting thing I found was a large bit of duct tape, but Allyson and the other girls who were around me found a large basket, Dana found a fuzzy caterpillar and carried it around with her for the rest of the morning (she brought him back to campus and set him in one of the bushes in front of Fisher) . . . and Trout found pink underwear (which is just disturbing) . . . . . . when we got back at 11:30ish I checked my email and such and then worked on O.Chem (with a bit of a nap in there too--I tend to fall asleep when I'm doing O.Chem on my loft bed) . . .

which brings me to now: I'm a bit bored and don't really want to be doing homework right now . . . I wish I were more creative--I enjoy artistic things, but I can't create them: I love reading (literature and fanfiction, both) but I can't write a story or poem (unless I'm assigned a topic or something), I love listening to music and such, but would never be able to write a song, I love dancing, but would never be able to choreograph a routine . . . *sigh* . . . well, I guess I better get back to my O. Chem . . . or maybe I'll switch to reading Genetics . . . :\

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my pet!

Aw . . . isn't she cute? I now have a little purple penguin [much better than a little blue penguin ;) ] . . . oh, and I got the link from Rheta's lj info ([ profile] dimple21) . . . and now I'm going to bed . . . *pets penguin* :D

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Well, u-- um, can we come up and have a look?

What Monty Python Character are you?
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"On second thought, let's not go to Camelot--'tis a silly place"

ok . . . don't worry, I *am* going to update--I just saw this nifty quiz on Sara and Allegra's journals and *had* to take it! ;)
lilyofshalott: (Josh w/ blue)

This is my 100th entry!! :D

Here's a little something I was playing around with, because I absolutely LOVE MasterCard commercials :D

Josh Groban Debut album: $18.00
1 year membership to Friends of Josh Groban: $40
Fan Club version of Closer: $29.99
PBS concert CD/DVD: $29.88
2 tickets to DC concert at Constitutional Hall: $130
Grobanite Penlight: $3
Concert program: $20
Tour Shirt and souvineers: $50

Seeing Josh perform live and THUDDING in person:

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I'm back from Spring Break! On one hand, I'm glad to be back with my SU friends . . . on the other hand I don't want classes to start again . . . on the other hand I wish I would have been able to spend more time with my friends over break . . .  on the other hand, I got to spend a bunch of time with my family . . .

I got a new CD today--YAY!! Sarah Brightman's The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection :D . . . I found yet another CD I want to get: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Gold which is from a bunch of different musicals . . . sort of like a "best of" album . . .

Hehe--one day in Bio, there was a slide that said "Chromosome Puffs" . . . Dana, Danielle, and I thought that would be a good cereal name . . . . . Danielle actually decorated an empty box with chromosome and DNA-y stuff over break and showed it to Dana and I today---it's hilarious! We're going to give it to Dr. Richard tomorrow . . . hehe

Well . . .  I guess I should probably do my Spanish now . . . grr . . .

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To show you how excited I was when I found out Dana and I got a room in Seibert, I bring you the conversation with Erin

me: *does happy dance*
me: where are Seibert 207 and 208?
erin: ?
erin: you're in?!!!!!!
me: yeah--Step just emailed me!!
erin: this will be the best
me: which room is yours?
erin: i think you might be nearish sylvia's room
erin: i'm A2
erin: not sure
me: oh, you don't have regular numbers . . .
erin: but i think you're about where sylvia's room is
erin: this is great
me: this will be awesome :-)
erin: now we just have to get chris to join an organization...
me: yeah
erin: and vicky's trying to get into seibert freshmen housing
erin: does dana know?
me: she's at crew, but I IMed her
erin: ^_______^
me: oh dear, OΔΔ is taking over Seibert!
erin: haha, you're right
me: our first stop on the path to world domination--mwahahaha
me: hehe
erin: the same thing we do every year, pinky
erin: i was just talking to steph about how we should decorate, and put a tv in
me: yes Brain, but where will we find pants that big? hehe
erin: i don't remember that part
me: you know, every time Brain says "are you pondering what I'm pondering?" Pinky anwers with something totally random
erin: lol
erin: of course. pinky doesn't ponder
me: like, "yes Brain, but once we free all the sea turtles, where will they sleep?"
erin: lol
me: but there was one episode I remember where Pinky's plan a almost worked in taking over the world, but then Brain interferred
me: hehe

wow . . . we started talking about housing and then the conversation wandered over to discussing the merits of "Pinky and the Brain" . . . yay for random tangents!

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I have the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack on cassette and want to put it on my computer, so I asked Dana if I could borrow her CD and copy it to my Media player . . . an odd conversation followed:

me: when you come down before dinner, can you bring Phantom w/ you?
me: hehe--that sounded funny
Dana: my evil twin? sure :-) - yeah I'll bring it down
Dana: if I remember
me: your evil twin? huh?
Dana: remind me before I come down
Dana: you know the whole theory that somebody has a twin, well, the "phantom" is mine - so he is technically evil
me: the Phantom is your twin?
Dana: yeah - ha ha ha
me: do ya think you could ask him to give me voice lessons?? haha
Dana: sure - first I have to find him :-P
me: try the basement
Dana: and its conversations like these are the reasons that you don't get your work done
Dana: good idea
me: of Strytansky [this is the music building here at SU, and I butchered the name . . .]
me: hehe
Dana: *goes to find basement* - nope wasn't there
Dana: lol
Dana: oh boy
me: or maybe at Mikado practice, complaining about the cast?
Dana: lol - that might be it

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chocolate heart
Heart of Chocolate

What is Your Heart REALLY Made of?
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I liked this quiz . . . other results are crystal, gold, glass, fire, and stone . . . :)

Sara just helped me notice something amazing---"Heart of Chocolate" is written in Willy Wonka font!! Note the little top hats above the H and C---that makes me happy :D

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